Autumn date for forced marriages law – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 28th, 2007 in forced marriages, press releases by sally

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice says that a law that protects victims and potential victims of forced marriage will come into effect next autumn.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Transforming tribunals – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 28th, 2007 in consultations, press releases, tribunals by sally

“Radical reforms to modernise the tribunals system in England and Wales were set out in a consultation by the Ministry of Justice today.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

David Hanson launches reoffending consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 28th, 2007 in consultations, press releases, recidivists by sally

“David Hanson MP, Minister of State for Justice, today announced the start of consultation on a new strategic plan to reduce reoffending.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 27th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BSB set to consider Neuberger recommendations – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 28th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, press releases by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today responded positively to the final report of the Working Party on Entry to the Bar, chaired by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.”

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Bar Standards Board, 27th November 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

OFT publishes recommendations on private actions in competition law – Office of Fair Trading

Posted November 27th, 2007 in competition, consumer protection, press releases by sally

“The OFT has … published recommendations to Government to improve the effectiveness of redress for consumers and businesses that have suffered loss as a result of breaches of competition law. The recommendations follow an informal consultation on an OFT discussion paper published in April.”

Press release 

Office of Fair Trading, 26th November 2007

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

Related link: Private Actions in Competition Law (pdf)

Time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates’ courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in criminal justice, magistrates, press releases, statistics by sally

“Quarterly National Statistics release presenting results from a 1-week survey of criminal cases completed in the Magistrates’ courts. ”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government: businesses must hire legally – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in employment, immigration, press releases by sally

“New policy would levy unlimited fines or prison sentences for employers who use illegal immigrant labour”

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Home Office, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Survey finds high satisfaction with barristers’ services – The Bar Council

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in barristers, legal services, press releases by sally

“Barristers are delivering good services to their professional and lay clients, according to a new study published today.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Conciliation in court helps parents agree over child contact and residence – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in contact orders, press releases, residence orders by sally

“In-court conciliation helps separating parents to reach their own agreements about contact with their children, research commissioned by the Ministry of Justice reveals today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk 

CPS decision on the death of Paul Coker – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 19th, 2007 in health & safety, negligence, police, press releases by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised all concerned parties that there is insufficient evidence to charge any individuals with any offences in relation to the tragic death of Paul Coker at Plumstead Police Station, South London on 6 August 2005.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th November 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Victims of crime want punishment – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 17th, 2007 in press releases, punishment, victims by sally

“Victims of non-violent crimes in the UK want offenders to be punished, but do not believe that prison is always the answer, research released today shows.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 16th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BSB unveils plan to shape the barristers of tomorrow – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 16th, 2007 in barristers, press releases by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched its Business Plan for 2008.”

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Bar Standards Board, 12th November 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Justice Outside London – Administrative Courts in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds? – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Administrative Court, press releases by sally

“A Judicial Working Group, looking at the administration of justice outside of London, has recommended that four regional centres of the Administrative Court be established: in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. This will allow regional High Court sittings to take place regularly outside London.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales press release, 14th November 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Related link: Justice Outside London: Report of Judicial Working Group

Launch of joint youth justice unit – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 14th, 2007 in press releases, young offenders by sally

“A joint Governmental youth justice unit was launched today [13 November] by Justice Minister David Hanson MP.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 13th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Taking the fear out of Courts – Her Majesty’s Courts Service

Posted November 9th, 2007 in courts, press releases, victims, witnesses by sally

“An initiative in the fight against fear and confusion felt by witnesses of the court process across England and Wales, has been launched by the Court Minister Maria Eagle, today.”

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Her Majesty’s Courts Service, 8th November 2007

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

CPS seeks views on prosecuting crimes against older people – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 8th, 2007 in elderly, press releases, victims, witnesses by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service today launched a public consultation on prosecuting crimes against older people, seeking views on how it deals with crimes against them and how it supports those who are victims and witnesses.”

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Crown Prosecution Service press release, 7th November 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Return to legal practice – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 5th, 2007 in judiciary, press releases by sally

“The convention that former judges cannot return to practice as barristers or solicitors will remain, following a government consultation.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Serious Crime Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

Posted November 1st, 2007 in bills, crime, police, press releases by sally

“The Serious Crime Bill has received Royal Assent today (30 October), providing police with strong powers to crack down on serious crime.”

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Home Office press release, 30th October 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Inquests into the deaths of servicemen in operations and exercises overseas – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, press releases by sally

“The sixth quarterly ministerial statement about the inquests into the deaths of servicemen and women overseas was published today.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 30th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Publication of reports on the management of serious offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in dangerous offenders, press releases by sally

“Reports into the management of offenders under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are being published today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 22nd October 2007

Souce: www.justice.gov.uk